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MiraVista Behavioral Health Center Opens Clinical Stabilization Unit

HOLYOKE — MiraVista Behavioral Health Center announced the opening of its Clinical Stabilization Service (CSS). The CSS program is part of MiraVista’s Substance Use Disorders (SUD) continuum of care, which includes Acute Treatment Services (detox), the Opioid Treatment Program, and outpatient treatment. The CSS unit will provide focused, short-term residential care to bridge the transition from acute treatment to outpatient care.

“Since MiraVista’s initial opening last spring, launching a comprehensive array of SUD services has been a major priority for us,” said Dr. Michael Krupa, CEO of MiraVista Behavioral Health Center.

Formerly Providence Behavioral Health Hospital, MiraVista Behavioral Health Center opened its doors in April 2021 with inpatient adult psychiatric treatment. Since then, it has opened 48 acute-care beds, including the recently opened adolescent unit and last week’s launch of its CSS unit. The unit is starting off with 12 beds and plans to expand to a total of 27 throughout the spring, bringing total SUD treatment capacity to 57 beds. CSS will care for patients from MiraVista’s acute treatment service as well as other inpatient facilities in the community.

“The MiraVista team has worked tirelessly in the past year to provide these crucial services for our Western Massachusetts communities,” said Mark Paglia, MiraVista’s chief operating officer. “The addition of these substance-use-disorder services and planned future expansion at MiraVista is improving overall access to mental health and addiction treatment throughout the region.”